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Five taken to Abington Memorial Hospital; carbon monoxide levels inside rink measured at 300 parts per million

By Tom Sofield            January 21, 2012

http://uppermoreland.patch.com/articles/several-people-sickened-by-carbon-monoxide

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Representatives from Second Alarmers Rescue Squad accept a $500,000 check to be used towards the construction of the new Whitpain EMS Station from the state which was made possible by Senator John Rafferty and Senator Stuart Greenleaf. Pictured from left to right, Senator John Rafferty, SARS Paramedic Joe Staniszewski, SARS EMT Scott Schwade, SARS Executive Director Jamie Haddon, SARS President Dr. William Crielly, Whitpain Township Chairman of Supervisors Joe Palmer, Senator Stuart Greenleaf.

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Posted: Sunday, January 15, 2012 5:50 am | Updated: 7:25 am, Sun Jan 15, 2012.  Woman rescued from pondBy Matt Coughlin Staff WriterCalkins Media, Inc.  Matt Coughlin: 215-345-3147; mcoughlin@phillyburbs.com; Twitter: @coughlinreports

http://www.phillyburbs.com/my_town/willow_grove/woman-rescued-from-pond/article_c9ccc259-d10f-522f-8ac3-34ca0419fb45.html

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Cindy Jacobsen and Steve Cardullo from Susquehanna Bank visited Second Alarmers to present a $500 check for service to the community.

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The Second Alarmers corporate officers took to their new posts on January 1 and have presided over their first meeting of the year already.  The officers are:

President:         Dr. William Crielly

Vice President:  Davd Teper

Treasurer:        John Dwyer

Secretary:        Sally Pavone

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Hatboro-HorshamPatch http://horsham.patch.com/articles/aiding-comes-first

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If residents of Montgomery County did not feel the economic jolt predicted by some financial analysts in 2011, the generosity of those residents was manifested at locations around the area, much in the form of donated time and labor, rather than money.

Those donations were embodied in the acts of small business owners, township and borough officials and regular people in the county, who decided the 10th anniversary of 9/11 deserved some tangible recognition.

On Sept. 11, the vast magnitude of the twin steel beams unveiled at the King of Prussia Volunteer Fire Co. (KOPVFC) left many in the crowd breathless, a powerful reminder of the attacks on the World Trade Center 10 years ago. The ceremony was marked by the erection of a memorial — two steel beams, plucked from the wreckage of the Twin Towers. Each bear measurements of 5 ft. x 2.75 ft. x 1 ft. and carry a combined total weight of 2,000 lbs. The base of the memorial, which rests at the entrance to the KOPVFC firehouse on Allendale Road in Upper Merion, was constructed in the shape of the Pentagon.

Hundreds gathered on 9/11 this past year to dedicate the memorial, a day which began under grey skies but cleared way for the sun by mid-afternoon, almost harmoniously as the bagpipers ushered in the unveiling. The relics from ground zero — twisted and charred as they may be, triggered tears from many in the crowd, a stark reminder of the little that survived that fateful day.

Bob Smull, a member of the fire company, said the monument draws onlookers on a daily basis.

“Whenever I drive past, there is always somebody there looking at it,” he said.

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Montgomerynews.com By Kathy Disque

 

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Brian Young served on the planning commission during the 80s building boom before he became a supervisor.

By Lauren Keatley

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The United Way of Bucks County has named Jamie Haddon its new president and CEO. Haddon is currenlty the executive director of the Second Alarmers Rescue Squad in Upper Moreland. He will start his new job on Feb. 14.
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The crew from Second Alarmers Willow Grove Station recently took a run which led to a visit to Aria Bucks.  It was a nice reunion to bump into some former Second Alarmers!

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In preparation for Enrico Roman Incorporated's 60th Anniversary they commissioned a work of art that captures the fun we all had in completing the Second Alarmers 9/11 Monument in Blue Bell.  Stop by their main office in Oreland to see it up close.

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Deputy Secretary Raniowski presented the keynote address at the Second Alarmers dedication ceremony for its 9/11 monument in Blue Bell which features a piece of the World Trade Center.

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Second Alarmers President Dr. William Crielly met with leaders from Whitpain Township to thank them for their ongoing support of EMS and the recent dedication of teh Second Alarmers 9/11 memorial.

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Bob Shaw Signs recently finished our newest National EMS Week Banner which will be hung on the EdgeHill Bridge over York Road in Abington thanks to the generosity of Wes Fritz at General Insurance Incorporated.  To learn more about these excellent supporters of Second Alarmers visit www.bobshawsigns.com and www.insuranceforvolunteers.com

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The staff from Levittown-Fairless Hills Rescue Squad were in the area showing off their brand new ambulance to Warminster Ambulance and stopped by the Second Alarmers Hatboro Station for a quick visit.

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